Decrease in tick bite consultations and stabilization of early Lyme borreliosis in the Netherlands in 2014 after 15 years of continuous increase.

@article{Hofhuis2016DecreaseIT,
  title={Decrease in tick bite consultations and stabilization of early Lyme borreliosis in the Netherlands in 2014 after 15 years of continuous increase.},
  author={Agnetha Hofhuis and Sita Bennema and Margriet Harms and Arnold J. H. van Vliet and Willem Takken and Cees van den Wijngaard and Wilfrid van Pelt},
  journal={BMC public health},
  year={2016},
  volume={16},
  pages={425}
}
BACKGROUND Nationwide surveys have shown a threefold increase in general practitioner (GP) consultations for tick bites and early Lyme borreliosis from 1994 to 2009 in the Netherlands. We now report an update on 2014, with identical methods as for the preceding GP surveys. METHODS To all GPs in the Netherlands, a postal questionnaire was sent inquiring about the number of consultations for tick bites and erythema migrans diagnoses (most common manifestation of early Lyme borreliosis) in 2014… CONTINUE READING
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